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G Liyanage

Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka


  • Original Article   
    Comparison of Different Spirometry Reference Equations in Predicting Lung Function in Sri Lankan School Children
    Author(s): G Liyanage*, BDW Jayamanne and Aaqiff M

    Background: In Sri Lanka, for interpretation of spirometry, we often refer South Indian reference values since we do not have normative values for children. Therefore, our aim was to derive Sri Lankan reference values and to compare that with non-Sri Lankan reference equations. Methods: Our reference equations for spirometry for children between 8-16 year olds derived from socio-demographically representative sample “healthy” children. The technique of measurement complied with American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society 2005 recommendations. Those were compared with equations of Global Lung Function Initiative 2012 for South East Asians and South Indian values. Results: Measured values of this study are best matched to values from South Indian children. However, values of GLI 2012 a.. Read More»

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